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Catch up on all nine episodes of the 2016 post-election Centre Point podcast series

Posted by Centre News in Economics, Experts, History, International Studies, News, Philosophy, Politics 22 Dec 2016

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As 2016 draws to a close, a great way to catch up on the important political issues and discussions of the year is through Centre Point, Centre College’s political podcast. Listeners of the podcast get a better understanding of political complexities as well as a glimpse of the fascinating conversations that take place in Centre classrooms every day, as each episode features faculty members talking about politics through the lens of the subject they teach.

All nine episodes of the 2016 post-election series of Centre Point are now online and available to download. They can also be found embedded below. To hear the eight-episode series of the pre-election Centre Point podcast, visit this page.

The Centre Point 2016 election series is hosted by veteran journalist Bill Goodman (above), who also hosts the Kentucky Tonight television program and was recently named the new director of the Kentucky Humanities Council. He will begin his tenure at the Kentucky Humanities Council in January 2017. Sound engineering for the podcast is provided by Dynamix Productions.

On the first episode, Frank B. and Virginia B. Hower Professor of International Studies Lori Hartmann-Mahmud and Assistant Professor of History Sara Egge talk about the role of women in the presidential election.

On the second episode, John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics Ben Knoll talks about polling, discussing how some polls can miss the mark and what ways voters can interpret polls in the future.

On episode three, Professor of Dramatic Arts Anthony Haigh, a native of Britain, shares a Brit’s view of the American presidential election, discussing such topics as his views about how education level and class impacted the outcome of the election and the problems facing “the left” in American politics.

On the fourth episode, Hartmann-Mahmud returns to discuss the international response to the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, touching on how various foreign countries have reacted to the election results and how the Trump administration will potentially interact with world leaders.

On episode five, Maria Apostolova-Mihaylova and Ravi Radhakrishnan, both assistant professors of economics at Centre, talk about the role the economy played in the presidential race.

On the sixth episode, Egge returns to discuss gender and the election. Egge, an expert on the women’s suffrage movement, explores how the lens of gender has impacted the decisions of the electorate, both past and present.

On the seventh episode, Beau Weston, the John M. and Louise Van Winkle Professor of Sociology, looks at the potential looming culture wars following the election. Weston touches on such topics as how a sense of nationalism motivated some voters and the role the media played in impassioning the electorate before and after the election.

On episode eight, Dina Badie, assistant professor of politics and international studies, breaks down the global reaction to the election by region, including countries in Europe and the Middle East, and discusses potential international issues facing the president-elect.

The final episode features Badie and Weston conversing about Alexis de Tocqueville, his views on democracy and their relevancy to the recent presidential election.

December 22, 2016